NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, February 28th (All times eastern)
Utah Jazz (37-19) at Memphis Grizzlies (15-43), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Northwest Division-leading Utah Jazz open a three-game road trip this evening when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum.
Utah, which owns a 9 1/2-game lead over Denver in the Northwest standings, had a brief two-game winning streak stopped with Monday's 102-94 loss against the Los Angeles Lakers at EnergySolutions Arena.
Derek Fisher had 23 points and eight assists to lead Utah, while Matt Harpring added 14 points and Carlos Boozer added 13 points and nine rebounds in the setback to Los Angeles.
The Jazz will now hit the road for three games against Memphis, Minnesota and New Orleans/Oklahoma City. They own a 15-12 record as the visitor this season.
In injury news for Utah, guard Deron Williams (wrist/groin) is questionable for Wednesday's game at Memphis.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have lost four of their last five games, including Monday's 111-107 loss to the Nuggets at FedExForum. Pau Gasol notched 21 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis, which fell to 11-18 as the host this season.
Mike Miller also scored 21 points and Rudy Gay netted 18 for Memphis. Hakim Warrick contributed 15 points off the bench in the loss to Denver.
Memphis is last in the Southwest Division and has just three wins over its previous 12 games.
Wednesday's showdown between Utah and Memphis is the third of four meetings this season. The 2006-07 series is tied at a game apiece, but Memphis has won three of four and seven of the last nine meetings. The two teams will meet again on March 24 in Salt Lake City.
Utah has lost five of seven and seven of its last 10 at the Grizzlies.
02/28 10:43:35 ET